Grants and Funding
Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards (NRSA)
for Individual Predoctoral MD/PhD and Other
Dual Doctoral Degree Fellows (Parent F30) (PA-11-110)
Contacts, Submission Dates and Special Interests/Instructions
Release Date: February 10, 2011
Expiration Date: May 8, 2014


- NIH Institute or Center
- Scientific/Research Contact
- Financial or Grants Management Contact

Institute or Center Specific Information

National Cancer Institute  
Center for Cancer Training
Cancer Training Branch
Branch Phone: 240-276-5630

Scientific/Research Contact:
Mark Damico, Ph.D
Program Director, Cancer Training Branch
Email: damicomw@mail.nih.gov

Financial or Grants Management Contact:
James Pugh M.I.M., M.B.A.
Grants Management Specialist
Office of Grants Administration 
National Cancer Institute, NIH
Email: pughjd@mail.nih.gov
Phone: 240-276-6281

NCI-Specific Information:

The NCI uses the F30 fellowship to provide support for integrated medical and graduate research training that leads to attainment of both the MD and PhD degrees. Applicants are encouraged to submit applications during the first three years of dual-degree training to ensure that at least one year of graduate research training will remain at the time of award.

NCI requires a clear cancer focus in both graduate research training and medical training during the last two years of medical school.

The primary sponsor must be the Principal Investigator (PI) of an R01, or R01-like, peer-reviewed cancer-focused research grant at the time of application. The primary sponsor is expected to maintain such grant support during the project period. For the NCI F30 award, R01-like research funding includes peer-reviewed research grants from other federal sources and private foundations. The award duration must be for at least 3 years with a minimum of $150,000 direct costs per year. Grants under a no-cost extension do not qualify.

Additional NCI-specific information/requirements can be found on http://www.cancer.gov/researchandfunding/cancertraining/outsidenci/f30.

Award start dates are determined by the availability of NCI funds and may not occur until after the earliest possible start date.

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

Scientific/Research Contact:
Drew Carlson, Ph.D.
Program Director
Division of Cardiovascular Sciences, NHLBI (responding for all NHLB programmatic Divisions) Rockledge II Building, Room 8142
6701 Rockledge Drive, MSC 7940
Bethesda, MD 20892-7940
Telephone: (301) 435-0535
FAX: (301) 480-7404
Email: carlsonde@nhlbi.nih.gov

Financial or Grants Management Contact:
Ms. Beckie Chamberlin
DCVS Team Leader
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
6701 Rockledge Drive, Room 7154
Bethesda, MD 20892-7926 (20814 express) Telephone: (301) 435-0183
FAX: (301) 451-5462
Email: chamberr@nhlbi.nih.gov

Mr. Mykle L. Lyons
Grants Management Specialist
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
6701 Rockledge Drive, Room 7163
Bethesda, MD 20892-7926 (20814 express) Telephone: (301) 443-8772
FAX: (301) 451-5462
Email: mykle.lyons@nih.gov

NHLBI Specific Information:

The NHLBI is interested in supporting individual predoctoral fellowships for combined MD/PhD training in research areas relevant to the mission of the NHLBI. The NHLBI supports research training and career development of researchers in fundamental sciences and clinical disciplines related to heart, vascular, lung, and blood diseases; sleep disorders; and blood resources. Among the research training areas of emphasis, but not limited to, are Computational Biology, Bioinformatics, Systems Biology or Network Biology, and Interdisciplinary Research.

Potential overlapping areas of interest shared by the NHLBI and other Institutes/Centers of the NIH include myeloproliferative and myelodysplastic disorders, hematological malignancies resulting from disruptions in hematopoiesis, and the use of hematopoietic stem cell transplantation and other cellular therapies.

The NHLBI does not support fellowship projects primarily focused on malignancy-related research, vaccine development, or pathogens per se. Therefore, applicants are strongly encouraged to contact the NHLBI before submitting an application to determine its appropriateness for this FOA and the mission of the NHLBI. Please see NOT-HL-12-162 for additional guidance.

National Human Genome Research Institute  

Scientific/Research Contact:
Genomic Sciences:
Christina Gatlin, Ph.D.
e-mail: christine.gatlin@nih.gov

Genomic Medicine:  Heather Junkins, M.S.
e-mail:  junkinsh@mail.nih.gov

Ethical, Legal, Social Implications of Research:
Joy Boyer
E-mail: boyerj@exhange.nih.gov

Financial or Grants Management Contact:
Cheryl Chick
Chief Grants Management Officer,
Email: ChickC@mail.nih.gov

NHGRI Specific Information:

Prospective applicants are encouraged to read “Charting a course for genomic medicine from base pairs to bedside” (http://www.genome.gov/27543215) to familiarize themselves with the research areas of interest to the Institute. We strongly encourage interdisciplinary applications from institutions that can demonstrate academic excellence in genomics, proteomics, the quantitative sciences; one or more of the non-biological scientific disciplines appropriate for genomic/proteomic analyses and interpretation, and disciplines relevant to the ethical, legal and social implications of research (ELSI), have outstanding faculties that are committed and are willing to cooperate in developing students trained in genomics/proteomic sciences/ ELSI training program with a strong emphasis on the development, rather than the application, of new technologies, have access to a pool of highly qualified graduate students, and can develop sound training plans. NHGRI Program Directors are happy to discuss with potential applicants and their mentors their concept for this initiative during the development stage of the application.

National Institute on Aging  

Scientific/Research Contact:
Chyren Hunter, Ph.D.
Division of Extramural Activities
7201 Wisconsin Avenue, MSC 9205
Bethesda, MD 20892-9205
Use Bethesda MD 20814 for express mailing
Office phone: 301-496-9322
E-mail: Hunterc@nia.nih.gov

Financial or Grants Management Contact:
Ms. Linda Whipp
Chief, Grants and Contracts Management Office
7201 Wisconsin Avenue
Suite 2N212
Bethesda, MD 20892-9205
Telephone: (301) 496-1472
Email: WhippL@mail.nih.gov

NIA Specific Information:

The NIA utilizes the F30 fellowship to support an integrated medical and graduate research training program that leads to the conferring of both the PhD and MD degrees. NIA will support students who have identified a dissertation project and an appropriate dissertation director in an area of research supported by the Institute. NIA’s focus is on aging and the contribution of aging to disease etiology, prevention and treatment. Applications should include a letter from the director of the institution’s dual-degree program, clearly explaining the structure and timeline for completion of the dual-degree training program. This letter should be uploaded as an “Other Attachments” file (item 12) of the “Other Project Information Component” of the SF424 (R&R) Individual Fellowship application.

Continued support under the F30 fellowship is contingent upon documented and sustained effort in research and research training beyond the research doctorate. NIA expects fellows to continue an active role in research minimally through publication and presentation and participation in research seminars. Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact the appropriate NIA Program Official before preparing an application to discuss the relevance of the proposed research to the Institute’s research priorities. Information on the priority areas for the Behavioral and Social Research, Biology of Aging, Neuroscience and Geriatrics and Clinical Gerontology Programs are found on the National Institute on Aging website: http://www.nia.nih.gov/research.

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

Scientific/Research Contact:
Dr. Peter Gao
Division of Metabolism and Health Effects
5635 Fishers Lane
Rm.2102, MSC 9304
Bethesda, MD 20892
Telephone: (301) 443-6106
Email: gaozh@mail.nih.gov

Financial or Grants Management Contact:
Ms. Judy Fox
Chief, Grants Management Branch
5635 Fishers Lane, Rm. 3023, MSC 9304
Bethesda, MD., 20892-9304
Telephone: (301) 443-4704
Email: jfox@mail.nih.gov

NIAAA Specific Information:

NIAAA sponsors a variety of fellowships and career development programs to ensure the training of highly qualified new investigators in alcohol-related research. Training opportunities under this announcement include research in the social, behavioral, biomedical, biological, and mathematical sciences as related to alcohol abuse and alcoholism.

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Scientific/Research Contact:
For microbiology and infectious disease (non-AIDS) research:
Edward McSweegan, Ph.D., Program Officer
Division of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, NIAID
301-402-8370
Email: Emcsweegan@niaid.nih.gov

For AIDS-related research:
Opendra Sharma, Ph.D., Program Officer
Division of AIDS, NIAID
Telephone: 301-496-9041
Email: Osharma@niaid.nih.gov

For basic immunology, allergy, transplant, autoimmunity, and immune-based disease research:
Lawrence Prograis, M.D., Program Officer
Division of Allergy, immunology and Transplantation, NIAID
Telephone: 301-496-1886
Email: Lprograis@niaid.nih.gov

Financial or Grants Management Contact:
Tina M. Carlisle
Lead Grants Management Specialist, NIAID
Telephone: 301-402-6579 
Email: tc48k@nih.gov

NIAID Specific Information:

See:
http://www.niaid.nih.gov/researchfunding/traincareer/pages/fellowships.aspx

http://www.niaid.nih.gov/researchfunding/traincareer/Pages/default.aspx

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases

Scientific/Research Contact:
Amanda Taylor Boyce, Ph.D.
Program Director
Muscle Development and Physiology
Division of Musculoskeletal Diseases
EP/NIAMS/NIH
1 Democracy Plaza
Suite 854
6701 Democracy Blvd.
Bethesda, MD 20892
Telephone: (301) 594-5585
Email: boycea@mail.nih.gov

Financial or Grants Management Contact:
Katie Joffee
Grants Management Specialist
NIAMS
One Democracy Plaza
6701 Democracy Blvd, Suite 800
Bethesda, Maryland 20892-4872
Telephone: (301) 594-5891
Email:  joffeek@mail.nih.gov

NIAMS Specific Information:

Specific information on NIAMS F awards can be found at: http://www.niams.nih.gov/Funding/Funding_Opportunities/activity_codes.asp

Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

Scientific/Research Contact:
Dennis A. Twombly, Ph.D.
Deputy Director, Office of Extramural Policy
Extramural Training Officer
Eunice Kennedy Shriver
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
6100 Executive Boulevard, Room 2C01
Bethesda, Maryland 20892-7510
(for express/courier use, use Rockville, MD 20852)
Telephone:  301-451-3371
FAX:  301-480-2400
Email:  dtwombly@mail.nih.gov

Financial or Grants Management Contact:
Bryan S. Clark, MBA 
Chief Grants Management Officer
Eunice Kennedy Shriver
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
6100 Executive Blvd., Room 8A01A, MSC 7510
Bethesda, Maryland  20892-7510
(for express/courier use, use Rockville, MD 20852)
Telephone: (301) 435-6975
FAX: (301) 402-0915
Email: clarkb1@mail.nih.gov

NICHD Specific Information:

NICHD uses the F30 fellowship to provide support for the dissertation research stages of training in combined M.D./Ph.D. and other dual doctoral degree programs.   The proposed research training must be in one or more scientific areas related to our mission.  NICHD supports a broad spectrum of research on normal and abnormal human development, including contraception, fertilization, pregnancy, childbirth, prenatal and postnatal development, and childhood development through adolescence.  The mission areas also include research on intellectual and developmental disabilities and rehabilitation medicine.  More detailed information can be found at:   http://www.nichd.nih.gov/grants-funding/opportunities-mechanisms/areas-research/Pages/default.aspx.

Before submitting the F30 application, the applicant must identify a mentor who will supervise the research training. The primary mentor should be an established investigator with R01 or equivalent federal or private grant support, preferably from NICHD. The mentor is expected to maintain such grant support during the F30 project period. The applicant and mentor should work together in developing the research project and training plan. F30 applications may be submitted at any time, provided that at least 18 months of dissertation-stage research training will remain at the expected time of award.

Prospective applicants are strongly encouraged to contact NICHD’s Scientific/Research Contact before preparing an application to discuss the relevance of the proposed research and training to the Institute’s research priorities.

National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders

Scientific/Research Contact:
Daniel A. Sklare, Ph.D.
Research Training Officer 
Division of Scientific Programs
National Institutes on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders
National Institutes of Health
Executive Plaza South, Rm. 400D
6120 Executive Blvd., MSC-7180
Bethesda, MD 20892-7180
Tel: 301-496-1804
Fax: 301-402-6251
Email: sklared@nidcd.nih.gov

Financial or Grants Management Contact:
Mr. Christopher Myers
Grants Management Branch
Division of Extramural Activities
Executive Plaza So., Rm. 400B
6120 Executive Blvd., MSC-7180
Bethesda , MD 20892-7180
Telephone: (301) 402-0909
Email: myersc@mail.nih.gov

NIDCD Specific Information:

The NIDCD utilizes the F30 award for the research training of clinician-scientists pursuing the full-range of dual health professional/clinical and research doctoral degrees in an integrated program, such that both degrees are conferred at the end of the period of doctoral study. Health professional students who are pursuing a research doctoral degree within the NIDCD scientific mission independently of their clinical doctoral training (i.e., they are not enrolled in an integrated dual-degree program) should consider submitting a dissertation-stage F31 award application to the NIDCD.

F30 applications are generally submitted during the first two years of dual-degree training, but may be submitted at any phase of training, provided that at least one year of dissertation-stage training will remain at the expected time of award.

The NIDCD conducts the peer review of applications for this fellowship program within its Scientific Review Branch, based on the expedited review schedule of four to five months from submission to award.

Prospective applicants are strongly encouraged to contact the Institute's Scientific/Research Contact in the early stages of formulating an application to ensure that the proposed research is within NIDCD's scientific purview. In addition, please consult NIDCD's Fellowship Frequently-Asked Questions (FAQs) at http://www.nidcd.nih.gov/funding/types/pages/fellowship_faqs.aspx.

National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research

Scientific/Research Contact:
Leslie A. Frieden, PhD
Extramural Training Officer
6701 Democracy, Room 688
Bethesda, MD 20892
Phone: (301) 496-4263
Email: friedenla@nidcr.nih.gov

Financial or Grants Management Contact:
Dede Rutberg, MBA
Grants Management Branch
6701 Democracy, Room 656
Bethesda, Maryland 20892
Phone: (301) 594-4798
Email: rutbergd@mail.nih.gov

NIDCR Specific Information:

The NIDCR uses the F30 fellowship to support an integrated dental and graduate research training program that leads to attainment of both the DDS/DMD and PhD (or equivalent) degrees. Applicants must be enrolled in a DDS/DMD program at an accredited US dental school and be accepted into a graduate PhD (or equivalent) program.  NIDCR will not accept applications from candidates enrolled in a MD/PhD or other type of dual-degree clinician scientist training program.

Applications should include a letter from the director of the institution’s dual-degree program, clearly explaining the structure and timeline for completion of the dual-degree DDS/DMD-PhD training program. This letter should be uploaded as an “Other Attachments” file (item 12) of the “Other Project Information Component” of the SF424 (R&R) Individual Fellowship application.

NIDCR F30 applicants must demonstrate a commitment to a career in oral, dental and craniofacial health research and must demonstrate that the proposed research project and graduate program provides a rigorous research training experience that will foster a future career in research relevant to the NIDCR Strategic Plan (http://www.nidcr.nih.gov/Research/ResearchPriorities/StrategicPlan/)

F30 applications from individuals with current Institutional T32/T90 support should request the full amount of time required to successfully complete the dual degree training program. 

Prospective applicants are strongly encouraged to contact the Program Official identified in the contact table before preparing an application to discuss the relevance of the proposed research to the Institute’s research priorities.

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Skin Diseases

Scientific/Research Contact:
Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Metabolic Diseases:
Arthur L. Castle, Ph.D.
6707 Democracy Blvd, Room 791
Bethesda, Maryland 20892-5460
Telephone: 301-594-7719
CastleA@mail.nih.gov

Digestive and Liver Diseases, Obesity, and Nutrition:
Judith Podskalny, Ph.D.
6707 Democracy Blvd., Room 667
Bethesda, MD 20892-5450
Telephone: (301) 594-8876
Email: PodskalnyJ@mail.nih.gov

Kidney and Urologic Diseases:
Tracy L. Rankin, Ph.D.
6707 Democracy Blvd., Room 623
Bethesda, MD 20892-5854
Telephone: (301) 594-4748
Email: RankinT@mail.nih.gov

Hematologic Diseases:
Terry Rogers Bishop, Ph.D.
6707 Democracy Blvd., Room 619
Bethesda, MD 20892-5458
Telephone: (301) 594-7726
Email: BishopT@mail.nih.gov

Financial or Grants Management Contact:
Ms. Marilyn Rosendorf
6707 Democracy Boulevard, Room 723
Bethesda MD 20892-5453
Telephone: 301-594-8868
Email: rosendorfm@niddk.nih.gov

NIDDK Specific Information:

NIDDK will support students who have identified a dissertation project, and appropriate dissertation director, in an area of research supported by the Institute: diabetes, endocrinology, metabolic diseases; gastroenterology, hepatology, obesity, nutrition; and kidney, urologic, and hematologic disorders. Applicants are encouraged to contact the appropriate NIDDK program director before beginning the process of applying for a fellowship.

National Institute on Drug Abuse

Scientific/Research Contact:
Mimi M. Ghim, Ph.D.
Office of Science Policy and Communications
6001 Executive Blvd., Suite 5232,
MSC 9591
Bethesda, MD 20892-9591
Telephone: (301) 443-6071
E-mail: ghimm@mail.nih.gov

Financial or Grants Management Contact:
Yinka Abu
Grants Management Officer
Grants Management Branch
6101 Executive Blvd, Suite 270 , MSC 8403
Bethesda , MD 20892-8403
FEDEX: Rockville , MD 20852-8403
Telephone: (301) 490-3203
Email: abuy@nida.nih.gov

NIDA Specific Information:

NIDA supports the training of predoctoral fellows conducting drug abuse and addiction research. Prospective applicants are highly encouraged to contact a NIDA Program Official in their area of interest, prior to preparing an application. For a list of NIDA training contacts, please see http://www.drugabuse.gov/ResearchTraining/Contacts.html. For additional guidance on applying for this predoctoral fellowship, visit http://www.nida.nih.gov/ResearchTraining/Predocfaqs.html.

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

Scientific/Research Contact:
Dr. Michael C. Humble
Program Administrator
Cellular, Organ and Systems Pathobiology Branch
P.O. Box 12233, MD K3-15
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709
Telephone: (919) 316-4621
Email: humble@niehs.nih.gov

Financial or Grants Management Contact:
Lisa Archer Edwards, MBA
Grants Management Officer
Grants Management Branch
P.O. Box 12233
Keystone Building, Room 3056, MD K3-11
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709-2233
Telephone: (919) 541-0751
FAX:  301-451-5334
Email: archer@niehs.nih.gov

NIEHS Specific Information:

Training opportunities supported under this announcement by the NIEHS are expected to focus on the environmental health sciences and be responsive to the mission of the NIEHS, which is to reduce the burden of human illness and dysfunction from environmental causes by understanding how environmental factors, individual susceptibility and age interrelate in the disease process.

Fellowship proposals should examine/address how an environmentally relevant toxicant or exposure is, or might be, involved in a human health endpoint such as a specific human disease, dysfunction, pathophysiologic condition, or relevant disease process. Examples of environmentally relevant toxicants include industrial chemicals or manufacturing byproducts, metals, pesticides, herbicides, air pollutants and other inhaled toxicants, particulates or fibers, and fungal/bacterial or biologically derived toxins. Agents considered non-responsive to this announcement include, but are not limited to: alcohol, drugs of abuse, pharmaceuticals, chemotherapeutic agents, radiation which is not a result of an ambient environmental exposure, and infectious or parasitic agents, except when agents are disease co-factors to an environmental toxicant exposure to produce the biological effect.

Fellowship proposals may include research in the Environmental Public Health field in which communities which are exposed to environmental exposures or have concerns about environmentally related diseases are actively engaged in all stages of research, dissemination and evaluation. Examples of proposals in the Environmental Public Health field include investigating the health effects / impacts of environmental exposures that disproportionately burden low income or minority communities, investigating emerging environmental threats to communities, investigating exposure-related diseases that are of great concern to a community, and research and evaluation methodology to improve the theories and implementation strategies for working with communities to address their environmental health concerns. Fellows would learn how to conduct research using community based participatory methods, create outreach and education programs and translate research finding to a vast array of stakeholders.

National Institute of Mental Health  

Scientific/Research Contact:
Erica Rosemond, Ph.D. Division of Neuroscience and Basic Behavioral Science National Institute of Mental Health 6001 Executive Blvd., Room 7195 Bethesda, MD 20892-9645 Phone: (301) 443-3107 Email: rosemonde@mail.nih.gov

Financial or Grants Management Contact:
Rebecca Claycamp, MS, CRA
Chief, Grants Management Officer
6001 Executive Blvd, MSC 9605
Bethesda, MD  20892-9605
Phone: (301) 443-2811
Email: rclaycam@mail.nih.gov

NIMH Specific Information:

The NIMH uses the F30 fellowship to provide support for an integrated medical and graduate research training program that leads to attainment of both the MD and PhD degrees.  Applications are generally submitted during the first two years of dual-degree training but may be submitted at any phase of training provided that at least 18 months of dissertation-stage research training will remain at the expected time of award. 

See http://www.nimh.nih.gov/research-funding/training/nimh-nrsa-practices-and-guidance.shtml for guidance about NIMH-specific practices for individual fellowship applications and awards. 

The NIMH supports a broad spectrum of basic and translational research, including basic neuroscience and behavioral science, human genetics, adult and developmental translational research, services and intervention research, and AIDS-related research (http://www.nimh.nih.gov/about/organization/nimh-extramural-research-programs.shtml). We encourage multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary research training pertinent to the NIMH mission and our Strategic Plan (http://www.nimh.nih.gov/about/strategic-planning-reports/index.shtml).

Prospective applicants are strongly encouraged to contact Institute program staff (http://www.nimh.nih.gov/research-funding/training/contacts-for-research-training-and-career-development-programs.shtml) before preparing an application to discuss the relevance of the proposed research to the Institute’s research priorities and for guidance on the proposed research and training plans.

Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS)

Scientific/Research Contact:
Dr. Mary Frances Picciano
Senior Nutrition Research Specialist
Office of Dietary Supplements, NIH
6100 Executive Blvd., Rm. 3B01
Bethesda, MD 20892-7517
Phone: 301-435-3608
FAX: 301-480-1845
Email: piccianm@od.nih.gov

Financial or Grants Management Contact:
Tammy Dickinson
6100 Executive Blvd., Rm. 2B03
Bethesda, MD 20892-7517
Phone: 301-402-2911
FAX: 301-480-7660
Email: dickinst@od.nih.gov

ODS Specific Information:

ODS does not receive applications, and does not fund applications directly, but provides funds to other ICs to support areas aligned with the mission of ODS.


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